CTE

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Fire Roger Goodell

The Ray Rice debacle is just the latest of missteps by NFL commissioner Goodell.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Browns receiver Josh Gordon. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Josh Gordon and NFL Individuality

Marijuana makes football feel less bad, but the The Shield won’t tolerate it.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, center. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Must Ban Brandon Meriweather

If the Roger Goodell wants to tout safety, there’s an obvious move to make here.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

A silhouette of an NFL player. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NFL: 2 Players Violated Concussion Protocol

Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.

670 The Score–01/10/2014

Ryan Freel.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Ryan Freel & The Hurt Of Hustle

When you see one of these great hustle plays from now on just know what you’re clapping it up for.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

A silhouette of an NFL player. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

AP Study: Hits To Head Still Prevalent In NFL

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.

670 The Score–12/10/2013

NFL players gather before a game.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Baffoe: ‘League Of Denial’ Causes Me To Face An Addiction

Ask me why I keep watching, and I’ll tell you I enjoy it despite very much knowing and accepting the brutal negatives. And I’m not ready to walk away yet.

670 The Score–10/09/2013

The NFL Logo. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NFL, Players Reach Proposed $765M Settlement Of Concussion-Related Lawsuits

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2013

Stephen Paea, Chris Conte and Major Wright. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bad Baseball Means Ridiculous Bears Coverage

That’s what happens when both baseball teams are in the process of being sold for scrap.

670 The Score–07/14/2013

Jim McMahon. (Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT)

Baffoe: NFL Retirees Getting A Soldier’s Treatment

Celebrate them as they work for us, making us feel good. Buy stock in the slogans. Don attire supporting them. Forget about them once they can’t fight for us anymore. Am I talking about soldiers or football players?

CBS Chicago–05/13/2013

NFL football star Tommy Zbikowski defeats Richard Bryant during their Heavyweight bout at the MGM Grand (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Zbikowski On Possible CTE: ‘Hopefully There Isn’t Too Much Damage’

At a time when brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy is at the forefront of NFL discussions, new Bears safety Tom Zbikowski may one day find himself in the center of that discussion.

670 The Score–04/02/2013

Roger Goodell

NFL Expects To Have Independent Neurologists At Games In 2013

NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says he expects independent neurological consultants to be on sidelines during games next season to help diagnose and treat concussions.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

Dr. Julian Bailes shows PET scan images from a research study on CTE, including scans of five living former NFL players. (Credit: CBS)

Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living Patients

It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Study: Signs Of CTE Might Be Found In Living Football Players

Doctors and researchers may no longer have to wait until a football players dies to find the affects of concussions in their brains.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2013

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

New Report Indicates Junior Seau Had CTE

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

670 The Score–01/10/2013

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Autopsy Report: No Damage To Junior Seau’s Brain

The autopsy showed no underlying hemorrhaging or contusions on Seau’s brain, which appeared to be normal. His family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether any damage from his 20-year football career played some factor in his suicide.

670 The Score–08/21/2012

Aaron Volpatti and Daniel Carcillo drop the gloves. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hockey Fighting On The Way Out

It has taken years to reach this point, but the combination of medicine, awareness, tragedy and marketing sense has pushed hockey to the brink of real culture change.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Dave Duerson

Duerson’s Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion Dangers

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Dave Duerson

Bernstein: Duerson News Won’t Change Anything

I wish I could agree with Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun Times. Really.

670 The Score–05/02/2011

Dave Duerson

Autopsy Results To Be Released For Duerson’s Brain

Researchers from Boston University are set to announce autopsy results this morning for former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who committed suicide in February.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

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